6 questions to Daniela Barbosa from Hyperledger – Cointelegraph Magazine
We’re asking builders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry what they think of the industry … and we’re throwing a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!
This week our 6 questions go to Daniela Barbosa, Managing Director of Blockchain, Health and Identity at the Linux Foundation and Executive Director of Hyperledger.
At Hyperledger, Daniela is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the organization, including people, programs, expansion and the execution of Hyperledger’s mission. Daniela has over 20 years of experience in enterprise technology. She holds a master’s degree in library science (remember that?) And in information science, which she put to good use in the 1990s, as the Internet began to be born for consumers and businesses alike. . An active voice in the industry, Daniela has been a guest speaker at many key blockchain conferences around the world and advises the Hyperledger community on the use of open source technologies.
1 – What is the main obstacle to the mass adoption of blockchain technology?
Integration. For business blockchainit’s no longer a question of whether the technology will work. We have seen many proven business networks in many use cases – in supply chain, trade finance, digital payments, healthcare and more. This is how these networks are governed as active networks growing beyond the POC stage and how you integrate a diverse ecosystem of small and large players.
In crypto, usability still has a long way to go, as anyone who isn’t into tech and has tried building their own wallet will tell you. Third-party services certainly make some aspects of usability easier, especially buying and holding, but then we get back into the same game.
2 – Looking at the Top 100 Crypto Projects by Market Cap, which ones strike you – and for what reason?
Great, thanks for the question. I just spent 30 minutes falling down the rabbit hole. There are more than a handful on this list today that take advantage of our Hyperledger ecosystem… However, I had to pick one, it’s Ethereum. The Hyperledger community has been part of the Ethereum ecosystem since the launch of the Hyperledger Foundation in 2016. Starting in 2018, we have worked closely with key stakeholders to define Ethereum-based solutions and use cases in the company. In early 2017, our technical steering committee approved the Hyperledger Burrow project, which was our first Ethereum derivative project to support the Ethereum virtual machine. Then, in 2019, we welcomed Hyperledger Besu, a code contribution from ConsenSys. Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java that runs on the Ethereum public network, private networks, and test networks and is designed to be business-friendly for networking use cases. public and private authorized.
3 – Do you subscribe to the idea of Bitcoin as a means of payment, as a store of value, both… or neither?
I obviously subscribe to the idea of Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment, otherwise I would not have spent all my first Bitcoin in 2012…. Today I think it’s both a store of value and a means of payment, especially outside the United States. I just wish I had stored more …
4 – Who makes sense to you, and who doesn’t?
Young climate activists who are fighting for their (our) right to live on a habitable planet make sense. We must support climate action initiatives, in the streets and with global funding for innovation and sustainable development.
People who stick to their “principles” without looking at the facts and science make no sense. Even after being clearly proven wrong, they only double down.
5 – What was the most embarrassing moment in your life?
I traveled halfway around the world for a meeting, spending about 36 hours before the meeting to be well rested. I then showed up two hours late because I had the wrong address and stayed at a hotel on the other side of town from the actual meeting place. Forever a road warrior.
6 – Think of a favorite poem or song. What is it and why does it speak to you?
“I used to care, but things have changed” from Bob Dylan. As Bob said when he received the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Things Done Changed” in 2001, it is “obviously a song that is wrong and does not turn a blind eye to human nature. “. Yes indeed. People are crazy and times are strange.
A wish to the blockchain community: